Arizona Rep. Says He Won’t Sign No-Tax Pledge, Forgets He Already Signed It

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WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: In a break with many in his party, House Foreign Affairs Committee member Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) gives an opening statement about the need to lift the travel ban for U.S. citizens to Cuba on Capitol Hill November 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. The committee heard from witnesses on both sides of the issue as Congress gears up for a battle over Cuba policy, with proponents saying they have their best chance in years of repealing the decades-old ban on U.S. tourist travel to the island. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jeff Flake Photo: Chip Somodevilla/2009 Getty Images

During the first Arizona Senate debate on Wednesday, Rep. Jeff Flake said he has not and will not sign Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge. "The only pledge I'd sign is a pledge to sign no more pledges," Flake said. "I don't want higher taxes. But no more pledges." It turns out Flake was only half right. Americans for Tax Reform lists him as one of the 238 Representatives who have signed the bill, which does mean he can't sign it again.